Pope Francis Names Two Pastorally-Inclined Cardinals Open to LGBTQ+ Issues

Pope Francis announced a new round of cardinals to be created at a consistory this September, one the new head of the Vatican's doctrinal office who is open to blessing queer couples and the other a Polish archbishop who seems more LGBTQ-positive than his country's episcopate at large. Read More

In New Appointment, Pope Francis Criticizes “Immoral Methods” of Vatican Doctrine Office

Pope Francis' latest curial appointment, the next head of Vatican's doctrinal office, is perhaps one of his most significant appointments yet—and, though not explicitly LGBTQ-related, signals further that a more robust, honest conversation on gender and sexuality issues in the church can happen. Read More

Is the Vatican’s “Preach the Gospel” Restructuring Good News for LGBTQ Catholics?

Last weekend, in a surprise announcement, the Vatican released a new constitution for the Roman Curia. Many observers are praising it as significant reform, but is this restructuring good news for LGBTQ Catholics? Read More

LGBTQ Advocates’ Reviews Split Over New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican released last week has generated a number of reviews and commentaries. Today's post highlights several with links provided for further reading. Read More

What Would You Say About Marriage and Family at the Upcoming Synod?

The Vatican announced yesterday that Pope Francis has called an extraordinary synod of bishops to take... Read More

Irish Priest Receives Support from Near and Far in His Vatican Struggle

    Three days ago, we reported the case of Fr. Tony Flannery, a priest... Read More